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City of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Named after General Anthony Wayne and incorporated in 1840, the City of Fort Wayne is Indiana's second largest city with a population of more than 250,000. It is located in the northeast corner of the state at the confluence of the St. Joseph, St. Marys and Maumee rivers. Using a mayor-council municipal structure, the City provides a range of services to its residents, including public safety, parks and recreation, water and sewer utilities, infrastructure and community development. The City of Fort Wayne is transitioning to digital preservation of important, historic records that document municipal government and life in this industrial Midwestern city.

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City of Fort Wayne - City Clerk
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The Fort Wayne City Clerk is an elected position that supports Common (City) Council, maintains custody and control of legislative records including ordinances, resolutions and publication of City Code, prepares the Council agenda, provides public notice of bills and hearings as required by law, and provides parking enforcement and the Ordinance Violations Bureau.
City of Fort Wayne Board of Public Works
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This is a fully digitized copy of more than 100 years of minutes and associated records for the City of Fort Wayne's Board of Public Works. The Board of Public Works performs policy and administrative functions relating to City-owned infrastructure and cost-sharing projects through the Barrett Law program. Originally maintained in bound volumes or binders, these records primarily relate to the departments of Public Works and City Utilities. The Department of Public Works constructs and...
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Dating from 1876 to 1988, this collection of more than 1,400 Declaratory Resolutions documents the opening, vacation, condemnation, widening, relocation or other actions related to public rights-of-way for streets, alleys, utilities and City projects. The resolutions often include a formal resolution from the Board of Public Works, a map, legal description, petition from property owners and other documentation related to the request before the Board. These records help to document the...
City of Fort Wayne - City Council Ordinances
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These are images of Fort Wayne City Council’s General Ordinances, Special Ordinances, Appropriations, Annexations, Resolutions, Confirming Resolutions, and Zoning Ordinances.
City of Fort Wayne - Council Meetings
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The Fort Wayne Common Council meets weekly, except the 5th Tuesday, with the meeting telecast live on a local cable access channel (City TV) as well as now streamed live online. The meetings were broadcast starting in 1981. Videotapes of the meetings (1981-2006) were converted to a digital format and posted to Internet Archive in 2016. Many meetings have multiple files for a single meeting, based on the length of tape available at the time the meeting was recorded.
City of Fort Wayne - Council Documents
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These records are related to the actions and meetings of the City of Fort Wayne Common Council dating from the 1800s to today.
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The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission promotes and implements economic development projects, acting as a catalyst to redevelop blighted and other areas that have shown a cessation of growth and lack of development, especially in the downtown area. This is done through real estate acquisition, site preparation, and infrastructure development. Financing resources generally used are Tax Increment Financing and Redevelopment General Obligation Bonds. Formed in September 1959, the Redevelopment...
City of Fort Wayne - City Council Proceedings
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City of Fort Wayne - City Council Proceedings
City of Fort Wayne - Mayor
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The Mayor serves as the head of the executive branch of city government. These records relate to the activities of the Mayor’s office.
City of Fort Wayne - Audio Files
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These are audio recordings from the Sixty Seconds with City Hall series, produced by the City’s Public Information Office, for the Adams Radio Group to feature activities and programs of City government.
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1881-1882
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1879-1881
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1878-1879
Source: folio
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne General Ordinances 1903-1910
Source: folio
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne Miscellaneous Ordinances 1871-1886
Source: folio
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne Appropriation Ordinances 1894-1913
Source: folio
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1861-1866
Source: folio
Pages 1-348, Paginated attachments pages 1-114 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Barricades Bids Invitational Bids Miscellaneous City Light Expansion Council City Utilities Deeds- Dedications- Easements- Grants Driveway Permits Invoices Miscellaneous Petitions Alleys Petitions Sidewalks Petitions Sewers Petitions Streets Plats Preliminary Plans Alleys Preliminary Plans Sidewalks Petitions Vacations - Cond- Opening Petitions Water Preliminary...
Pages 1-256 Paginated attachments pages 1-104 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreement Bids Invitational Council Cable TV Deeds, Dedications, Encroachments, etc. Miscellaneous Petitions Plats Purchase Orders Resolutions Resolutions Easements Resolutions St Lighting Resolutions Sewers Resolutions Special Special Sewer Permits Special Street Permits Sewer Tap Permits Water Contract Resolutions Imp Project WPC Plant Expansion Special Projects...
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1869-1871
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1882
Source: folio
Pages 1-232, Paginated attachments pages 1-131 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Bids Invitational Deeds, Dedications, Grants Miscellaneous Petitions Plats Preliminary Plans Purchase Orders Sewer Permits Water Contracts Water Works Improvements Water Quality Project Special Sewer Project Special Projects
Source: folio
Pages 1-330, Paginated attachments pages 1-66 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements (Contracts) Barricades Bids Initiations City Light Improvement City Utilities (Invoices) Council Deeds- Dedications- Easements - Grants Driveway Permits Federal Grants Fire Stations Inner City Storm Sewers Invoices Miscellaneous Petitions- Alley- SWD- Street Petitions Sewers Petitions- Vac- Condemn- Opening Plan and Profile Special Sewers Plats Preliminary Plans...
Pages 1-274, Paginated attachments pages 1-135 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Vacations Resolutions Sewer Easements Sewer Extension Agreements Water Main Res/Contracts Agreements Bids Barricade Permits Deeds, Dedications, Easements, Grants Driveway Applications Easements, Encroachments Miscellaneous Permits Petitions St., Sdw, Etc. Petitions Sewer Petitions St. Light Petitions - Water Plats Improvement Resolutions Improvement Resolutions Special or...
Source: folio
Pages 1-287 plus unpaginated attachments
Source: folio
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne General Ordinances 1894-1903
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1856-1861
Source: folio
Minutes only. See 91-R for 2004 resolutions.
Resolutions only. See 101-M for 2014 minutes.
Pages 1-318 plus unpaginated attachments
Source: folio
Pages 1-794: Handwritten text, pages 795-801 blank
Pages 1-356, Paginated attachments pages 0-84 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Covenant Agreements Barricades Bid Invitational City Light Improvement City Utilities (Invoices) Council Deeds - Dedications- Easements - Grants Driveway Permits Federal Grants Fire Stations Invoices Miscellaneous Petitions Sewers Petitions Alley - Sidewalk - Street Petitions- Cond- Vacations Opns Petitions- Water Plan & Profile for Special Sewer Permit Plats...
Source: folio
Pages 1-400 plus index and attachments: Index fields: Agreements Bids Bid Invitational City Utilities Contracts Deed Driveways Easements Fire Station No 5 Grade Crossing Elimination Proj Invoices Off Street Parking Garage Miscellaneous Ordinances Sent to Council Petitions (Alleys) Petitions (Sewers) Petitions (Sidewalk-Curb) Petitions (Streets) Vacations and Openings Petitions (street Alley Lights) Plats Preliminary Plans (Alleys) Preliminary Plans (Curb Gutters) Preliminary Plan Sewers...
Source: folio
Pages 1-262, Paginated attachments (with some attachments missing) pages 0-119 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Bids Invitational Deeds, Dedications, Grants Miscellaneous Petitions Plats Preliminary Plans Purchase Orders Sewer Permits Water Contracts Water Works Improvements Water Quality Project Special Sewer Project Special Projects
Source: folio
Pages 1-504 plus index: Index fields: Agreements Appointments Bids Bonds City Light Communications Contracts Driveways Franchises Miscellaneous Petitions (Alley) Petitions ( Miscellaneous) Petitions Sewers Petitions (Sidewalks) Petitions (Streets) Petitions (Vacations, etc) Plats Public Liability Policies Remonstrances Reports Resolutions (Declaratory) Resolutions( AL, Sdwks Streets) Sewers (Local) Sewers (Main) Interceptor Sewers Sidewalks (Private) Street Cuts Track Elevation Water Filtration...
Pages 1-500 plus two unpaginated pages at back and index at front of book Index fields: Applications Bids Bridges Bids (invitational) City Utilities Communications Curb-Sidewalk Repairs Contracts Deeds Driveways Easements Engineering Offices Fire Station No. 12 Flood Prevent. River Improvement Grade Crossing Eliminat Project Board of Public Health Leases Miscellaneous Ordinances Sent to Council Private Meters Petitions Alleys Petitions (Ornamental) Lamp Posts Petitions Received and Filed...
Pages 1-468 + resolutions
Index Fields (No pagination): Agreements Bids Invitational Deeds Dedications Grants Misc Miscellaenous, Cont Miscellaneous, Cont'd Petitions Petitions Plats PreliminaryPlans Purchase Orders Resolutions Resolutions Resolutions Resolutions Herein Inc Sewer Permits Water Contracts Water Works Improvements Water Quality Project SpecialSewer Project Special Projects Pages 1-119: pages in this section papers stapled to the actual book paper much like image scanned in on MR Book 57 Pages 1-262: After...
Pages 1-591: Handwritten text
Pages 1-288 Paginated attachments pages 1-94 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements (Contracts) Baer Field Expressway Barricades Bids Invitational Bids Miscellaneous Bond Issue City Light Improvement City Utilities (Invoices) Council Deeds - Dedications- Easements- Grants Federal Grants Fire Stations Invoices Driveway Permits Inner City Storm Relief Sewers Miscellaneous Petitions Alley- Sdw- Street Petitions Sewers Petitions Vac- Condemn- Opening...
Source: folio
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne General Ordinances 1926-1930
Source: folio
Resolutions only. See 92-M for 2005 minutes.
Pages 1-304 , Paginated attachments pages 1-82 and subject index: Subject index fields: Barricades Delivery Permits Pole Line Permits Sidewalk Permits Street Cuts H.I. Entries Agreements Bid Invitational Council Purchase Orders Fire Station & Training Tower Federal Grants Invoices Plats Preliminary Plans & Specs Petitions Resolutions Topics Emergency Repairs Misc. Resolutions Sewer Tap Agree./Permits Interim Sewage Works Proj-11020 GYU EPA St. Joe Interception Sewer & Misc. Sewers...
Pages 1-305 (306 blank), Paginated attachments pages 1-133 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Bids Invitational Bids Miscellaneous Bond Issue Water Barricades City Light Improvement City Utilities Council Deeds Dedications Easements Grants Driveways Federal Grants Fire Stations Invoices Miscellaneous Petitions Alleys Sidewalks Streets Petitions Sewers Petitions Vacations Condemnations Openings Petitions Water Plan & Profile Special Sewer...
Source: folio
Minutes of special meetings, regular meetings, public hearings
Resolutions only. See 97-M for 2010 minutes.
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1849-1856
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Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne General Ordinances 1915-1921
Source: folio
Pages 1-149 (p. 150 blank) Paginated attachments pages 1-96 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Misc. Invitational Bids Barricade Permits Dedications Driveway Applications Easements Encroachments Miscellaneous Special Street Permits Sidewalk Permits Petitions Plats Resolutions, Streets, Alleys, Etc. Res. Declaratory, Emer, Misc. Resolutions Sewer Resolutions/Contracts, Water Resolutions St Lighting Sewer Extensions Vacations Special Projects
Source: folio
Resolutions only. See 93-M for 2006 minutes.
Minutes only. See 90-R for 2003 resolutions.
Pages 1-499 plus index: Index fields: Appointments Application Bids Bonds Communications Conferences Contracts Driveways Franchises Miscellaneous Petitions Remonstrances Resolutions Declaratory Resolutions Sidewalk (Private) Street Cuts Statements
Pages 1-499 plus index at front of book Index fields: Agreements Bids Bond City Light Project Communications Conferences Contracts Driveways Franchises Miscellaneous Ordinances sent to Council Petitions Plats Public Liability Projects Remonstrances Reports Resolutions Resolutions Declaratory Resolutions STR- AL- SIDEWALK Sewer- Main- Local Sewer Project Sidewalk Private Street Cuts Track Elevation Water Project
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne General Ordinances 1910-1915
Source: folio
Pages 1-367 (368 blank), Paginated attachments pages 1-110 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Bids Invitational Barricades Bond Issues Council Deeds- Dedications- Easement- Grant - Lease Covenant Agreements Invoices Driveway Permits Miscellaneous Petitions (Alleys) Petitions (Sidewalks) Petition (Streets) Petitions (Sewer) Petitions (Water) Preliminary Plans - Alleys- Sidewalk - Street Plan & Profile for Special Sewer Permits Preliminary...
Pages 1-316, Paginated attachments pages 1-136 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Invitational Bids Deeds, Dedications, Easements, Grants Cable Television Council Purchase Orders Consulting Engineers Federal Grants Miscellaneous Petitions Alleys, Sidewalks, Streets, & Curbs Petitions Sewers St. Lighting Water Plats Pole Lines Preliminary Plans Res. Sewers Res.-Sewer Easements Res.- St. Lighting Declaratory Resolutions Res. Alleys, Curbs,...
Pages 1-468 + resolutions
Pages 1-504 plus unpaginated index at front and loose leaf index at back:
Pages 1-499: Index fields: Applications Bids Bonds Communications Contracts Driveways Franchises, Motions, Etc Petitions, Plats Remonstrances Reports Resolutions ST-Alley- SDWKS DEC RES, ORN, LTS, SEWERS Private Sidewalks Street Cuts
Pages 1-271 (272 blank), Paginated attachments pages 1-128 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Covenant Agreements Barricades Baer Field Expressway Bids Invitational Bids Miscellaneous Bond Issue City Light Improvement City Utilities (Invoices Deeds- Dedications- Easements- Grants Council Fire Stations Driveway Permits Miscellaneous Invoices Petitions- Alley- Sidewalk Street Petitions- Sewers Petitions- Vacations- OPN- Condemn Petitions Water...
Source: folio
Pages 1-343 (344 blank), Paginated attachments pages 1-133 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Barricades Bids Invitational Bids Miscellaneous City Light Expansion Bids Purchasing Dept City Utilities (Invoices) Council Deeds - Dedications- Easements- Grants Invoices Lawton Park Substation Improvement Driveway Permits Miscellaneous Petitions (Sewers) Petitions Condemn- Vacations- Openings Petitions (water) Petitions (Alley- Sidewalk- Street)...
Source: folio
Minutes only. See 92-R for 2005 resolutions.
Pages 1-265 (p. 266 blank) plus unpaginated attachments
Source: folio
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1871-1872
Source: folio
Pages 1-375, Paginated attachments pages 1-190 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Miscellaneous Invitational Bids Driveway Permits Easements Encroachments Miscellaneous Permits- Spec St Garden Taxi Petitions Plats Resolutions- Street Street Eng. Misc Declaratory Res, Emergency Res, Misc Res Sewer Res General Motors Sewer Misc WPC Plant Misc St Lighting Res Water Res Sewer Extension Vacations
Source: folio
Pages 1-350, Paginated attachments pages 1-100 plus incorporated instruments index and subject index: Subject index fields: Agreements Barricades Council Bids Invitational Deeds - Dedication Easement & Grants Fire Stations Driveway Permits Miscellaneous Plats Plans & Profile Pet. Alley, Sidewalk, Streets Pole Lines Res Main Sewers Res Declaratory Res Local Sewers Sewer Easement Res Water Res Swd Sts Alley Res Lighting Misc .Resolutions Sewer Tap Permits SP Street Permits Special Sewer...
Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne Miscellaneous Ordinances 1886-1894
Source: folio
Pages 1-392 + resolutions
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Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1883
Source: folio
Pages 1-499 plus index: Index fields: Agreement Appointments Bids Bonds City Light Project Communications Contracts Franchises Lights- Street- Alley Miscellaneous Ordinances - Sent to Council Petitions Plats Liability Insurance Remonstrances Reports Resolutions- Str- AL- Sidewalk Sewer Main - Local Sidewalk Private Street Cuts Track Elevation- Water Project
Vacating first alley south of Guilford Ave from the west property line of South Wayne Ave to the east property line of the first alley west of South Wayne Ave
Proceedings of the Common Council of the City of Fort Wayne 1866-1869
Source: folio